Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 2000-09-13 07:00
The National Science Foundation has awarded a five-year, $5 million grant to the California Institute of Technology to create an institute devoted to quantum information science—a new field that could ultimately lead to devices such as quantum computers.
The announcement was part of a $90 million information technology research initiative the NSF announced today in Washington. The awards are aimed at seeding fundamental research in innovative applications of information technology.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 2000-06-27 07:00
A California Institute of Technology research group has been able to mate genes from different organisms and breed new genetic pathways in bacteria
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 2000-06-26 07:00
Caltech faculty have played an integral part in the development of the Human Genome Project.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 2000-04-27 07:00
Physicists at the California Institute of Technology have announced the first observation of the quantum of thermal conductance. This discovery reveals a fundamental limit to the heat that can be conducted by objects of atomic dimensions.
The findings, reported in the April 27 issue of the journal Nature, could have profound implications for the future design of microscopic electronic devices and for the transmission of information, according to the research team leader, Caltech physics professor Michael Roukes.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 2000-04-26 07:00
Caltech cosmologists and other scientists involved in an international collaboration have released the first detailed images of the universe in its infancy.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 2000-04-06 07:00
PASADENA—Researchers at the California Institute of Technology have developed a pump that is less than one-half the width of a human hair. The device is a breakthrough in the 3-D microfabrication of soft materials and could be applied to revolutionize and simplify many technologies, including drug discovery and delivery, according to Caltech applied physics professor Stephen R. Quake and his colleagues, who report their findings in the April 7 issue of Science.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 2000-03-20 08:00
PASADENA—In the world of engineering and applied science, ideas that look good on the drawing board often turn out to have annoying real-world problems, even though the finished products still look pretty good. An example is the aluminum car engine, which has the advantage of being lightweight, but tends to wear out more quickly than its heavier steel counterpart.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 2000-03-14 08:00
A graduate student in astronomy from the California Institute of Technology recently led a team of researchers in finding the first radio emission ever detected from a brown dwarf, an enigmatic object that is neither star nor planet, but something in between.
The discovery, reported in the March 15 issue of the journal Nature by lead author Edo Berger and his colleagues, demonstrates that brown dwarfs can flare 10,000 times more intensely than theory predicted.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 2000-03-08 08:00
PASADENA—Earth was well on its way to having two Antarcticas long ago, but a tectonic separation between the eastern and western portions of the continent suddenly stopped after 17 million years of spreading, researchers say.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 2000-02-24 08:00
In a promising development with applications to science at the single-atom level, physicists have constructed an "atom-cavity microscope" that tracks the motion of individual atoms.